Taiwan to take part in Tokyo Olympics despite coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a meeting in which it was decided that training for the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead despite the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Taiwan’s Olympic ...

Taiwan skating union controversially renounces right to host event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Taipei Skating Union (CTSU) has given up the right to host an international figure skating competition in Taipei scheduled for late October, saying the decisio...

Taiwan weightlifter Hsu put on list of athletes banned for doping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching (許淑淨), winner of two Olympic gold medals, has been included in a list of athletes banned for doping provided to Taiwan's Olympic commit...

Push to use name ‘Taiwan’ instead of ‘Chinese Taipei’ at Tokyo Olympics falters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A referendum in favor of using the name ‘Taiwan’ instead of the current ‘Chinese Taipei’ to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looks to be falt...

Organizer of Taiwan Olympic name referendum sues Olympic committee chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - One of the organizers behind Saturday’s referendum about the use of the name “Taiwan” by the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics went to court Friday to sue the...

Olympic referendum: Shall it be "Taiwan" or "Chinese Taipei"

Athletes from Taiwan compete at the Olympics under the name of a make-believe country: Chinese Taipei. They march behind an imaginary national flag and, if they win a gold medal, hear an "alternate na...

IOC threatens to disbar Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently sent another letter of warning to the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) in Taiwan, which has been released ahead o...

Referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' to proceed no matter the outcome: Govt. Spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week the chairman of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, Lin Hong-dow (林鴻道), has stirred fears around the upcoming referendum aimed at scrapping the “Chinese ...

Team Taiwan referendum brings both opportunities and risks

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been confirmed that Taiwan will be holding a referendum on abandoning the use of the term Chinese Taipei at all international events and seeking to use the name ...

Referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' officially approved for vote in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Monday, Oct. 8, declared that the Team Taiwan petition for a referendum to scrap the use of “Chinese Taipei”...

'Team Taiwan' 2020 petition surpasses 400,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With about 48 hours remaining in the month of August, the “Team Taiwan” campaign calling for a public referendum ahead of elections this November has succeeded...

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo declares 2018 Asian Games open

JAKARTA(Taiwan News) - The opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games was held in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium yesterday (Aug 18) at 7.00 p.m. The 2018 Asian Games were declared open by Indonesia...

Petition for referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' at 68% of signatures needed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the campaign to organize a public referendum on the usage of “Chinese Taipei” heads into its final stretch, the campaigners are making a last minute press t...

Majority of Taiwanese blame China for cancellation of East Asia Youth Games: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a recent survey, 60.1 percent of Taiwanese people believe that Chinese pressure led to the cancellation of the 2019 East Asian Youth Games, and 76 percent fee...

Intl Olympic Committee approves of China's decision to cancel 2019 Youth Games in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the wake of the abrupt decision of the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) to cancel the 2019 East Asian Youth Games in Taichung, many are searching for answers and hop...